"What was your idea of what's happened? Who do you think survived? Just the teachers and bank clerks and local government officers, with some nice honest policemen, and perhaps the chief constable of the county as President? That's the way it ought to have been. But things weren't done nearly as neatly as that. What did you expect, for God's sake? The orderly people, the people who could plan more than a few days ahead, have always been in a minority."
From 'A Wrinkle in the Skin'.
Samuel Youd, known to many readers as John Christopher, died last Friday. He would have been 90 in April.
I'm sure that there will be a growing number of obituaries appearing over the coming weeks, but in the meantime this enjoyable interview gives a good overview of Youd's career.